This is an attempt to replace Dr Bryce Edwards’ daily political round-up while he’s taking a break.
I’m not pretending to be balanced.
While I link to a range of news stories, the blogs I link to are usually from the centre to the bluer end of the political spectrum or the more reasonable or witty bits of the pink to red end.
You’re welcome to leave links to other news and blogs in comments.
Electoral Act breaches
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Some thoughts on Electoral Act breaches
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Why won’t the Police act with complaints from the Electoral Commission?
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Andrew Little just drew a great big target on the backs of his Labour pals
Steven Joyce, Tony Ryall – $78m in health research funding announced
Murray McCully – NZ support for new Pacific eye care centre
Tim Groser – Address to business chambers event – Philippines
Dan Satherley @ TV3 – ACT ‘determined to play straight’ – Whyte
Pete George @ Your NZ – Different impressions of Jamie Whyte
Rob Hosking @ NBR Banks’ departure will clear the air
Michael Fox and Hamish Rutherford @ Stuff – John Banks’ votes would’ve been rejected
Audrey Young – Conviction delay blindsided Act MP
Tracy Watkins @ Stuff – Banks departure a less messy solution
Danyl Mclauchlan @ Dim Post – Silly Laws
Gerry Brownlee – A lawyer’s field day at the taxpayers’ expense
Insurance Council of NZ – Earthquake Court approach misguided
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – Labour’s insurance court
Pete George @ Your NZ – Labour soul searching
No right Turn – A paucity of vision
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Labour has lost their lost their raison d’etre
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Comment of the Day – 9 June 2014
Pete George @ Your NZ – Dotcom and citizenship
Russel Brown @ Public Address – Meanwhile back at the polls
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – The Greens want 3D printing for NZ
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Green Taliban’s “3D blueprint” for the future nothing but hype
Hekia Parata – Teachers take role in leadership plan
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Parata on the IES programme
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – The “Tea Party” left
Matthew Beveridge – Leaving on a jet plane 2
Matthew Beveridge – A blast from the past
Stacey Kirk @ Stuff – Civilian Party ‘a joke on taxpayers’
Eric Crampton @ Offsetting Behaviour – Value for Money election broadcasting edition
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – Joyce rated more valuable than Cunliffe
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Why readers are turned off by main stream media and voting with their dollars